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Kengo Kuma Wraps Tokyo’s Sunny Hills Cake Shop in a Latticed 3D Wooden ‘Cloud’

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 27, 2014 @ 5:14 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green Interiors,Green Materials | 1 Comment

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Kuma’s [5] eye-catching cake shop stands in the middle of a residential area in Tokyo’s Aoyama [6], with a memorable cloud-like shape. The intricate structure takes inspiration from traditional bamboo baskets, [7] but the angle of the wooden lattice is very unique. Unlike the conventional 90 degrees, the slats are angled at 30 and 60 degrees assembled with ‘no-glue-nor-screws’, a technique Kuma considers ‘the essence of Japanese architecture.’

Related: Ninety-Nine Failures Pavilion is Built from Ninja Star-Shaped Steel Pillows [8]

For Sunny Hills’ [9] interiors, Kuma [8] aimed to ‘create a forest in the busy city centre.’ So he and his team went out into the woods and studied how lighting would change within an organic landscape with multiple layers. Paved with a renewable cork floor, Kuma’s newest design is a sweet piece of architecture.

Kengo Kuma & Associates [4]

Via Dezeen [10]

Photography is by Daici Ano [11] and Kengo Kuma & Associates [4]

Related: Kengo Kuma’s Folding Art Museum Takes Inspiration from Origami and Nature [12]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kuma-wraps-tokyos-sunny-hills-cake-shop-in-a-latticed-3d-wooden-cloud/kengo-kuma-wooden-lattice-cake-shop-sunny-hills-2/?extend=1

[3] Japanese architecture: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kumas-jenga-like-cafe-kureon-is-made-from-stacks-of-locally-sourced-logs/

[4] Kengo Kuma: http://kkaa.co.jp/

[5] Kuma’s: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kumas-transparent-temporary-shelter-pays-homage-to-classic-japanese-literature/

[6] Aoyama: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aoyama,_Minato,_Tokyo

[7] baskets,: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-york-international-gift-fair-showcases-hot-sustainable-designs-featuring-natural-materials/new-york-international-gift-fair-9/

[8] Related: Ninety-Nine Failures Pavilion is Built from Ninja Star-Shaped Steel Pillows: http://inhabitat.com/ninety-nine-failures-pavilion-is-built-from-ninja-star-shaped-steel-pillows/

[9] Sunny Hills’: http://www.sunnyhills.co.jp/

[10] Via Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/25/sunnyhills-at-minami-aoyama-by-kengo-kuma/

[11] Daici Ano: http://www.fwdinc.jp/

[12] Related: Kengo Kuma’s Folding Art Museum Takes Inspiration from Origami and Nature: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kumas-unveiles-a-dynamic-art-museum-inspired-by-origami-and-nature/

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